CBD FAQ

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is one of the many phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant.  Full-spectrum extract (sometimes called full-spectrum CBD, or whole plant extract) is the extract of hemp plant and contains many cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and phytonutrients.  CBD isolate is, as it sounds, the singular phytocannabinoid, cannabidiol, isolated from this extract. 

WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS PRODUCED?

Our products are designed and created in Seattle, Washington in cruelty-free (we love you, Fido) environmentally-friendly facilities. We chose Seattle to ensure we could source the best products locally and ensure they contain the most potent, natural, ethically produced ingredients.

IS CBD CANNABIS?

We get this question a lot and, when phrased that way, it has a rather scientific answer, related to the genus and species of the cannabis plant.

We’ll start by letting you know, all phytocannabinoid containing extracts used by TLCBD (whether full spectrum, isolate, or a blend of the two) are derived from the hemp plant.  Hemp is a relative of THC-containing cannabis strains, but it lacks the THC that produces the psychoactive effects (the high feeling.)  Legally, to be considered Hemp, the plant must contain less than 0.3% THC. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD, HEMP, THC, CANNABIS AND MARIJUANA?

To tackle this question, let’s first define cannabis.  Cannabis is simply the genus name for a flowering plant that has three species: sativa (saw-tee-va), indica (in-dee-ca), and ruderalis (roo-der-al-is). 

Hemp is a term used to describe specific varieties of Cannabis sativa plants that contain 0.3% or less of the cannabinoid THC (by dry weight.) Legally speaking, hemp is the non-intoxicating form of cannabis.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in many cannabis plants, that when smoked or decarboxylated and ingested orally, is responsible for the “high” sensation. So, the main distinction of hemp from other types of cannabis is that hemp contains only trace amounts (0.3% or less) of the cannabinoid THC.

Marijuana is a slang term (with a somewhat derogatory connotation) for THC-rich cannabis from any of the three species.  Note that marijuana can also produce high amounts of CBD, the distinction being that it also produces high amounts of THC (up to 30% by dry weight), whereas hemp lacks the THC.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of many cannabinoids present in all forms of cannabis.  CBD is not psychoactive and will not produce a high. 

All cannabinoids, including both CDB & THC, interact with your body’ endocannabinoid system, but they have very different effects. We utilize hemp because it produces phytocannabinoids, without the THC.  For more details, check out this link

WHAT IS MEANT BY ALL HEMP IS CANNABIS, BUT NOT ALL CANNABIS IS HEMP?

This simply means that hemp is a type of the plant cannabis sativa that has a specific cannabinoid profile of 0.3% THC or less.  There are other types of cannabis sativa, that have greater amounts of THC, but to be considered hemp, the plant must have this negligible amount of THC.

The term hemp and industrial hemp mean the same thing and are used interchangeably.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP” The term “industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

HOW DO I STORE MY CBD?

For the best shelf life please store in a cool dark area, this will assure there is no loss in potency.  Don’t allow to sit in direct sunlight.  If properly stored CBD has approximately a one year shelf life.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS LEGAL?

There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase CBD products.  The CBD in our products is a phytocannabinoid, and is natural constituent of the hemp plant. Having only trace amounts of THC, hemp was legalized in all 50 states via the Farm Bill of 2018.

CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long is it contains low or in some countries untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC. Note that this does not mean it is legal for us to ship there and at this time, we do not offer international shipping.

WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST IF I’M USING YOUR PRODUCTS?

Drug screens vary, but for the most part, it has been our finding that ingested cannabinoids, depending on the test type, can create a positive drug test result. 

The extracts in our products contain legally derived phytocannabinoids, including CBD (all phytocannabinoids in our products are derived from hemp.) Hemp contains minuscule amounts of THC, which is what most drug screens purport to test for, though they are actually testing for a metabolite of THC.  Depending on the test, and the amount of hemp extract ingested, it could, potentially, show positive for cannabis use.  Though we feature certain THC-free products and creams should not cross into the bloodstream, TLCBD cannot guarantee drug screen results, therefore, if drug screen results are important to you, you should refrain from using our products. 

HOW DO YOU TEST YOUR PRODUCTS?

We use certified, third party labs to review and assess our products.

CAN I SEE YOUR TEST RESULTS?

Our test results are always available per your request. Visit our contact us page to learn more.